National Track Athlete Treated with Stem Cell Injections and PRP


A national track and field athlete who tore her plantar-plate and severely damaged cartilage in a foot joint while participating in an indoor track events was treated with PRP injections and showed improvements. PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma,which is blood plasma with concentrated platelets. Platelets are used by the body to repair damaged tissue, and the concentrated platelets found in PRP contain huge reservoirs of proteins like growth factors. These growth factors are vital to the initiation and acceleration of tissue repair and regeneration. These proteins that are found in PRP initiate connective tissue healing, bone regeneration, and repair, promote development of new blood vessels, and stimulate the wound healing process.

This runner, who is named DC, was encouraged to pursued a Regenexx-SD stem cell injection procedure in December, 2010. Her 6-month follow-up is shown in this email.  She is running again and training again.  Once again, an adult stem cell treatment helps improve the quality of life of an athlete.

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mburatov

Professor of Biochemistry at Spring Arbor University (SAU) in Spring Arbor, MI. Have been at SAU since 1999. Author of The Stem Cell Epistles. Before that I was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA (1997-1999), and Sussex University, Falmer, UK (1994-1997). I studied Cell and Developmental Biology at UC Irvine (PhD 1994), and Microbiology at UC Davis (MA 1986, BS 1984).